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David Copperfield (8-Jan-1935)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Hugh Walpole; Howard Estabrook

From novel: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Musical Score by: Herbert Stothart

Producer: David O. Selznick

Keywords: Drama

David Copperfield suffers the death of his parents, a cruel stepfather, and employment as a child laborer; he makes his way to Aunt Betsy, a spinster who can't much stand boys. The 800-page Dickens novel is difficult to adapt to screen; necessarily some characters had to be omitted. This adaptation does better than any other. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Assistant Director, and Best Editing.

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CAST

With
W. C. Fields   ...   Micawber
Lionel Barrymore   ...   Dan Peggotty
Maureen O'Sullivan   ...   Dora
Madge Evans   ...   Agnes
Edna May Oliver   ...   Aunt Betsy
Lewis Stone   ...   Mr. Wickfield
Frank Lawton   ...   David, the man
Freddie Bartholomew   ...   David, the child
Elizabeth Allan   ...   Mrs. Copperfield
Roland Young   ...   Uriah Heep
Basil Rathbone   ...   Mr. Murdstone
Elsa Lanchester   ...   Clickett
Jean Cadell   ...   Mrs. Micawber
Jessie Ralph   ...   Nurse Peggotty
Lennox Pawle   ...   Mr. Dick
Violet Kemble Cooper   ...   Jane Murdstone
Una O'Connor   ...   Mrs. Gummidge
John Buckler   ...   Ham
Hugh Williams   ...   Steerforth
Ivan Simpson   ...   Littimer
Herbert Mundin   ...   Barkis
Fay Chaldecott   ...   Little Em'ly, the child
Marilyn Knowlden   ...   Agnes, the child
Florine McKinney   ...   Little Em'ly, the woman
Harry Beresford   ...   Dr. Chillip
Mabel Colcord   ...   Mary Ann
Renée Gadd   ...   Janet
Hugh Walpole   ...   The Vicar

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